17:13 uur 11-10-2016

GSMA: Nederlandse wet voor netneutraliteit botst met EU-verordening

BRUSSEL –(BUSINESS WIRE)– De GSMA maakt zich ernstige zorgen om de herziene Nederlandse wet voor netneutraliteit, die de Eerste Kamer heeft aangenomen.

De GSMA benadrukt dat de nieuwe wet onverenigbaar is met de Verordening voor Open Internet van de Europese Unie, die sinds november 2015 van kracht is. Daarmee loopt de ontwikkeling van een Europese verenigde digitale markt gevaar. Bovendien benadeelt de invoering van de herziene wet consumenten, omdat de nieuwe regels verstikkend werken voor innovatie en de keuze uit diensten voor Nederlandse burgers beperken.

GSMA Warns Dutch Net Neutrality Law in Conflict with EU Regulation


BRUSSELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The GSMA has serious concerns about the revised Dutch Net Neutrality Law, which has been adopted today by the Dutch Senate.

The GSMA stresses that the new law will be incompatible with the EU Open Internet Regulation, in force from November 2015, putting the development of the EU Digital Single Market at risk. Moreover, the implementation of the revised law will harm consumers by stifling innovation and limiting the choice of services available to Dutch citizens.

After long debate, the EU established solid open internet standards across the Union, which will be at the core of enabling enhanced consumer and business services like e-healthcare, connected cars and superfast broadband. Consistent and balanced rules will ensure that Europe does not miss out on vital opportunities for innovation, social development and economic growth.

“We are greatly disappointed with the outcome of today’s vote. We believe that the Dutch Net Neutrality law goes far beyond the intent of the EU Regulation. We therefore call on the European Commission to ensure the harmonised implementation of Europe’s Open Internet rules,” said Afke Schaart, GSMA’s Vice President Europe.


About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com.

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